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Bond Street tube station

Bond Street
Western entrance through West One arcade
Bond Street is located in Central London
Bond Street
Location of Bond Street in Central London
Location Oxford Street
Local authority City of Westminster
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 36.02 million[1]
2012 38.07 million[1]
2013 39.65 million[1]
2014 19.80 million[1]
Key dates
1900 Opened (Central line)
1979 Opened (Jubilee line)
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

Bond Street is a London Underground and future Crossrail station on Oxford Street, near the junction with New Bond Street. Note that the street-level entrances are approximately 200 metres west of New Bond Street itself. The actual entrance to the station is inside the West One shopping arcade on the corner of Oxford Street and Davies Street.

The station is on the Central line between Marble Arch and Oxford Circus and on the Jubilee line, between Baker Street and Green Park. It is in Travelcard Zone 1.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Connections 2
  • Future developments 3
  • Nearby places of interest 4
  • Cultural references 5
  • Gallery 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

The station was first opened on 24 September 1900 by the Central London Railway, three months after the first stations on the Central line opened.[2] The surface building was designed, in common with all original CLR stations, by the architect Harry Bell Measures. The original plans for the railway included a station at Davies Street rather than Bond Street.[2]

In 1909, Harry Selfridge proposed a subway link to his new Selfridges store to the west, and the renaming of the station as "Selfridges". Contemporary opposition quashed the idea.

The station has seen several major reconstructions. The first, which saw the original lifts replaced by escalators, a new sub-surface ticket hall and a new façade to the station, designed by the architect Charles Holden, came into use on 8 June 1926. This was demolished with the construction of the "West One" shopping arcade in the 1980s, a period that had also seen the Jubilee line services to this station commence on 1 May 1979. Some slight elements of the original facade do survive above the eastern entrance to the station.

In 2007 the station underwent a major modernisation, removing the murals installed on the Central line platforms in the 1980s and replacing them with plain white tiles, in a style similar to those when the station opened in 1900.

Connections

London Buses routes 2, 6, 7, 10, 13, 23, 30, 73, 74, 82, 94, 98, 137, 139, 159, 189, 274 and 390 and night routes N2, N7, N13, N73, N98 and N207 serve the station.

Future developments

Crossrail line 1 will call at Bond Street. Services are due to commence in 2018.[3] The station will be reconstructed to accommodate the extra platforms and increased pedestrian traffic. This will include a new street level entrance on the north side of Oxford Street. The station is to become one of many newly made "step free" stations. This means that there will be lifts to provide a step free way to access the platforms. Engineers and architects undertaking work on the station include Abbey Pynford,[4] John McAslan [5] and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.[6]

Nearby places of interest

Cultural references

The station and line are mentioned in the refrain to the 1969 Sweet Thursday song "Gilbert Street".

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data.  
  2. ^ a b Henry Eliot and Tom Meltzer (9 January 2013). "What to see near Bond Street: a guide to London by tube".  
  3. ^ "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Cole, Margot (21 February 2013). "Millions of good reasons to modernise". New Civil Engineer. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.ribaj.com/culture/julian-robertson-crossrail
  6. ^ http://www.propertyweek.com/news/news-by-region/london/reworked-hanover-square-plans-approved/5073540.article?utm_campaign=LatestNews+&utm_source=PWNews+&utm_medium=Twitter+

External links

  • London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
    • Central London Railway station entrance about 1910
    • New station façade by Charles Holden, 1927
    • Ticket hall prior to reconstruction of the station for Jubilee line, 1973
    • Entrance to station and West One shopping Centre, 2001
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
Central line
towards Epping, Hainault
or Woodford (via Hainault)
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
towards Stratford
  Future development  
Preceding station   Crossrail   Following station
Crossrail
Line 1
towards Abbey Wood or Shenfield
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